Spiced Rum Raisin Cake

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  • “Plain, there’s too much bitterness, and the raisin sort of hits me wrong – it’s pretty grapey, which feels weird in a black tea to me. With milk, the flavors are smoothed over and I find myself...” Read full tasting note
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  • “52Teas Countdown- Day 1 This reminds me very much of another 52Teas blend, and I can’t seem to put my finger on which one. Perhaps the Creme Brûlée Bu Lang? I’m not really getting a raisin/dried...” Read full tasting note
  • “52 Teas 12 Teas of Christmas – Day 1 I have been opening this and my Geek + Tea calendars up on the same days as Roswell Strange. However, she prewarned that she would be writing notes and I...” Read full tasting note
    72
  • “Sipdown (1288)! Can’t help be feel a little responsible for the current “Steepster Freeze”, even though that’s not rational at all. I definitely watched it freeze in real time though, as I was...” Read full tasting note
    80

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Plain, there’s too much bitterness, and the raisin sort of hits me wrong – it’s pretty grapey, which feels weird in a black tea to me. With milk, the flavors are smoothed over and I find myself enjoying it a little more. Raisin-y black teas aren’t really my thing, but it seems like this tea does a pretty good job at emulating what it’s supposed to. As it cools, it gets even more grapey, which I’m not loving.

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52Teas Countdown- Day 1
This reminds me very much of another 52Teas blend, and I can’t seem to put my finger on which one. Perhaps the Creme Brûlée Bu Lang?
I’m not really getting a raisin/dried fruit flavor, instead it’s a fresh, sweet grape. No spice or cake notes either.

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52 Teas 12 Teas of Christmas – Day 1

I have been opening this and my Geek + Tea calendars up on the same days as Roswell Strange. However, she prewarned that she would be writing notes and I definitely did not. So I have been writing notes and saving them in a word doc to be posted on the days they are meant to be posted. I was then confused if I should start posting yesterday or today. I figured I would go with today to be safe.

I liked this one well enough, but this isn’t a flavor combination that speaks to me that much. Also, while I can definitely see where Anne was going with this one, the raisin comes off a lot more muscatel than I anticipated. It’s something about how the rum notes, which are nice, play off the rum that have that effect. I also do not really get cake at all.

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Sipdown (1288)!

Can’t help be feel a little responsible for the current “Steepster Freeze”, even though that’s not rational at all. I definitely watched it freeze in real time though, as I was working on tasting notes a few days ago – that was pretty crazy…

A bit to my surprise, I like this a lot more as a cold brew than I did hot. It’s definitely still pretty grape-y, but the grape is more of a “raisin” grape (just on the sweet side) than that super juicy ‘purple grape drank’ flavour I got from the hot cup I had back during advent season. I felt like I got more rum flavour as well, and that was welcome to me. The spices come through, with the ginger being most noticable. I didn’t love this one when I first tried but, but I really enjoyed it made this way.

Gonna bump my rating up just a bit.

tea-sipper

Yeah, the one time when my note was the last before the freeze, an irrational part of my brain kind of thought the freeze was my fault too. hah

Mastress Alita

With just how often Steepster freezes, I’m shocked we haven’t all had a turn being “at the top” yet!

tea-sipper

haha, I’m sure one day this will happen for everyone!

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